FCSO adds clarity to new driving law

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has been notified of some confusion caused by a recent Virginia driving law change.

The new Virginia Code governs the requirement of motorists to stay in the right lane of a multi-lane highway unless actively passing another motorist.

The code has been confused with another similar Virginia driving law that discusses special regulations applicable to multi-lane highways.

Both laws are listed as traffic infractions and carry a $100 fine.

The department also received questions about driving in the left lane before a turn or exit, they suggest just to use sound judgment.

Do not wait till the last moment but you also should not back up traffic for a few miles while waiting for a turn.

Overall, if someone is behind you and the right lane is open, you must move over.

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